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Jeffrey Rousseau, Staff Writer

Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, he was a freelancer writer whose work focused on the intersectionality of games and media across multiple publications. He likes to learn about things and how people are finding solutions to problems, both big and small. When not playing games he likes to read, listen to podcasts, stay informed, or all the above at once.

Recent articles by Jeffrey Rousseau

Social gaming platform Piepacker rebrands to Jam.gg

Since its launch in March 2020, the platform now has more than 2 million users globally

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Simply Games is active again since ceasing business operations

After falling silent for two months the retailer returns with a change in its control

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Guillemot family is considering purchasing Ubisoft

Group's decision is attributed to them wanting to remain in control of the company, as it's done since 1986

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Genshin Impact's mobile consumer revenue has amassed over $3bn to date

Report also says that on average, Mihoyo's RPG has made $1bn every six months since launch

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Netflix announces the launch of Relic Hunter: Rebels

Rogue Snail CEO says that the choice to bring mobile game to the platform was “…that we could make games without worrying about monetization…”

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Nintendo contractors criticize company culture and treatment

Contractors say they're doing the work of full-timers but get paid & treated worse; Fils-Aimé denies it was a problem under his tenure

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Square Enix to retain Just Cause, Outriders, and Life is Strange

Publisher said that its overseas outfits will continue to publish these titles after yesterday's sale of three Western studios

Epic Games & Apprenti announce new Unreal Engine apprenticeship initiatives

The gaming firm will also be offering access to its Unreal Authorized Training Center via CG Spectrum

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Kong Studios relocates HQ to Santa Monica

The Guardian Tales developer moves main office from Nevada as it aims to expand business operations

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Trip Hawkins joins 110 Industries as advisor

The founder of EA and the 3DO to provide advice on the Wanted Dead developer's board

Activision Blizzard receives new NLRB complaint

Communications Workers of America files suit that alleges employees received threats for discussing its lawsuit on discord

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Court dismisses Bungie copyright infringement claim against AimJunkies

U.S. District Court Judge says that case failed to prove the cheat seller infringed upon publisher's copyrights and trademarks

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Activision Blizzard stockholders approve of Microsoft acquisition deal

The special meeting saw over 98% of the shares accept the purchase, which is expected to close on June 30, 2023

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Xbox & Bethesda Games showcase slated for June 12

The platform holder and game publisher will host another joint presentation this summer

Room 8 to acquire PUGA Studios

The addition of the Brazil-based creative art outfit continues developer's ongoing expansion activities

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel hits 30m downloads

Konami's digital card game reaches the figure three months after launching in January

British Gas advises that game consoles on rest mode are "vampire devices"

UK energy company issues electronics warning for consumers as utility bills are going up

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Devil May Cry 5 sells 5 million units globally

The action game starring Nero, V, & Dante reaches the sales milestone 3 years after launch

Report - 91% of App Store apps follow opt-in tracking rule

A year after the app tracking notice launched, users consent within a minute of launching a casual title

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Sega to delist Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD

The titles will be removed on May 20, the news follows after it announced the multi-game collection Sonic Origins

Game trials will be required for some games on the PlayStation Store

Titles $34 and over on the digital storefront must have limited game trials that are at least two hours long

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Hutch Games opens Dundee office location

Developer says that the expansion will serve to grow its marketing team

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Game Freak announces optional four-day work week

Pokémon maker introduces new system intended for employees whom are raising young children and caring for their families

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Virtuos invests in Umanaďa Interactive

Development and creative services firm continues business expansions as it funds the Quebec game studio

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Lilith Games launches publishing brand Farlight Games

Company CEO says the firm "represents a significant upgrade to our strategy of 'global localization'"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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